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Police: Atlanta pastor killed by man she was helping

May. 22, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man stabbed and killed a pastor who was ministering to him in his Georgia home, then put her body in a van and set it on fire, police said. The Rev. Marita Harrell, 57, was a wife and mother of two and went into the ministry later in life. She was a senior pastor...

Former soldier gets prison for sexual contact with child

May. 22, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to spend more than nine years in prison after he admitted having sexual contact with a child 15 years ago when he was a soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart. Clarence Michael Lynch of Highland, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday to...

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...

Boys to Men: Georgia program teaches responsibility, respect

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Reginald Willis and a group of Barnett Shoals Elementary School kids arrived in Atlanta in early May to tour the World of Coca-Cola, and then the Civil and Human Rights Museum. The day of adventure was marked with fun and life lessons for the group of boys who...

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

First responders exposed to substance at crash, hospitalized

May. 21, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Seven first responders in northern Georgia were hospitalized after being exposed to an unknown substance while they were at a crash scene, authorities said. Gilmer County Fire Rescue units were sent to the single-vehicle crash Thursday evening where the...

Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 21, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials are battling to keep their offices in primary elections that will be decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both face fellow...

Police department’s new ‘Chief’ more than just a found dog

May. 21, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The newest member of the Glynn County Police Department might not seem like that big of a deal. After all, he ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog. But Chief, the purebred bloodhound and his ultrasensitive nose, will soon be a valuable asset on...

Atkins, Cloud lead Mystics to 78-73 win over Dream

May. 20, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Natasha Cloud added 17 and the Washington Mystics erased a double-digit deficit in the second-half to beat the Atlanta Dream 78-73 on Friday night. There were two ties and three lead changes in the final 2 1/2 minutes, the last of...